Google is constantly undergoing improvements and changes. A small change which was done this last Thursday, proved to be a major improvement for almost all of us. Forgetting your car parking location is a common and small thing with most of us and can actually happen to even to the best of the guys.
Imagine you coming out of a party and to spoil your mood you don’t remember where you parked your car. Well if you have an Android phone with GPS capabilities, you might be lucky to find the car soon. Continue reading “Google Now Card to tell where you Parked your Car”
We all love when we have lot many options to customize any app we have in our phone or tablets. The apps that we have in our phones by default are not really customizable and thus there is nothing exciting about them. One such app is the default Alarm clock app in our phone. It is a basic app with not much features, however, enough to wake us every day.
If you use your Android Alarm daily then you know that it possible to set custom sounds as alarm if they are present as music file in our phone. So we just need to select that sound and apply as an alarm sound. But if you are someone who wakes up using the mobile alarm every day then try out this app called as AlarmDroid. Continue reading “Set Custom Sound or Internet Radio as Alarm in your Android Device”
If you have been very active with the tech news these days then you must already know about the recent and high impact bug called as Heartbleed. The bug was detected this Monday by found by researchers from Codenomicon and Google, and since then it has been in news every day. It severely compromises the integrity of secure communications and there isn’t a whole lot consumers of the Internet can do to protect themselves.
What is Heartbleed bug?
Heartbleed is a software flaw in the OpenSSL “Heartbeats” function that helps keep secure connections alive. This function was found to be vulnerable to manipulation in a way that allows an attacker to steal up to 64K of data at a time from the active memory of affected systems. Continue reading “Find out if your Android Device is Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug”
Our smartphones are so smart that we don’t even need a computer to perform our daily tasks and when combined with the support of WiFi, it can do lot many activities. While using WiFi on the phone is very easy and simple, the only thing is that it consumes lot of battery when connected to the WiFi.
Therefore, it becomes very important for the users to enable or disable the WiFi on the smartphones. While we can do this manually, there are occasions when we forget to turn it On or Off. Say you are leaving your home and forget to turn the wifi off, then your phone will consume the phone battery unnecessarily trying to scan the networks. Continue reading “Turn your WiFi On or Off Automatically with Wi-Fi Matic Android App”
These days our smartphones are very powerful and feature packed that it has got lot many features. The phone is not just a phone, rather it’s a device using which we can also capture moments as photos or videos, record sounds, use webcam and other things. While our phones have got a toggle switch to turn off the sound it has nothing of that sort related to the microphone on the phone.
One would say, why would someone need to turn off the mic on the phone other than the calls for which we have already got that functionality in the phone dialer. Well, there are times when you would like to disable the phone mic so that no sound gets recorded like say you are recording some video using the camera and don’t want to record any sound, you have not got anything to mute the mic in that case. Continue reading “Mute Mic Lets you Mute Microphone on your Android Device”
I don’t know how many of you are like this but I do like to listen to music every night before going to sleep. Sometime its either on my laptop and other times its on my phone. Listening to my favorite songs before going to sleep help me lighten up the mood and also helps in sound sleep but we need to take care of shutting the app or the laptop down before going to sleep.
If you are someone who also likes to listen to music on your phone then here is something that might come useful to you. This app is called as Super Simple Sleep Timer and as you can make out from the name of the app, it’s a simple music sleep timer app that helps in turning down the music app on your phone after the set time (just like there used to be a timer off button on our TV sets). Continue reading “Silence all Music Apps on your Phone at Specified Time for Pleasant Sleep”
Who doesn’t like new and more features and that too in a single app? Well these days, we have lots of apps available however each is made to serve a single sole purpose. If we take the example of Skype, it is mostly used to video and voice calls over internet and on the other hand if we take example of WhatsApp, it is mostly used for communicating with our friends over texts.
What if you need to browse web at the same time? You will have to go to a web browser app and launch it to access the features. Similarly although WhatsApp is very popular but it still can’t be used for voice or video calling. Here is an app based on similar lines of WhatsApp but incorporates more functionality like that of Skype, a web browser and news feeds. Continue reading “Use Functionalities of Skype and WhatsApp under one App Fuze”
Keeping our phone protected from spying eyes is very important and mostly because our phone is not only a calling device rather it keeps lot of personal information about us like our texts, photos, contacts and documents etc. Thus it is the need of everyone to keep it PIN protected.
While there are few other security measures that one can take like pattern unlock, or face detection but PIN is the simplest of all and most supported too. Here is an app (for Android devices) that can enhance the ability of your phone from just entering the same PIN again and again. Continue reading “Auto Change your Android PIN to Current Time using TimePIN”
Most of us like drinking Coffee, don’t we? For some it’s not about the taste, rather it’s the job that makes them drinking and keep awake. Being an IT engineer myself, I have also developed the habit of drinking coffee regularly and taking the regular coffee breaks. So if you are also someone who likes drinking coffee in some or the other ways, then this post should help you.
Whether it is a regular coffee, espresso, mocha or may be a Tea, it is always a good idea to track how much caffeine you are consuming daily (as you know consuming much caffeine regularly is not good for health). You can do this either manually by memorizing, making a note of it somewhere or may be let this app do it for you. Continue reading “Track and Manage your Caffeine Consumption in a Day”
For all the people out there who love to watch videos or listen to songs a lot, this post should prove to be quite helpful. Well, if you are entertainment lover then you know there are lot many audio and video formats that it sometimes become very irritating to find out that the file we have with us is not supported by our media player.
There are two options available as a solution to this problem, one that you install some media player that can play any codec (which is sort of impractical, seeing huge number of codecs present today) or install some converter that can convert a media from one format to another with ease. Continue reading “Convert Audio and Video Files to any Format right on your Android Phone”
It’s one of the greatest, most gladiatorial technology struggles of our time. A war of attrition between a cheeky cyborg, that knows all about that embarrassing illness you just searched for the symptoms of and a sleek super brand. A spaghetti western duel between two of the most fearsome gunslingers in computing.
In 2013, anyone with even a passing interest in technology already owns or is thinking about buying a smart phone and with the frankly well-deserved demise of BlackBerry now at an advanced stage, Apple and Android stand as the two key smart phone operating systems on the market. Continue reading “Android vs Apple: A Comparison”